New Directions Board of Trustees

Michael Ervin, Chair

Freed Maxick

Christine Weeks, Vice Chair

Retired, Grand Tours and Ridge Road Express

Edward L. Arcara, Treasurer

Certified Public Accountant

John Camardo, Secretary

The Chapel at CrossPoint

Peter Casilio

PAT Construction Management Corp.

Kevin Clark

Retired, Lockport City School District

Roy H. Cunningham, Esq.


Cynthia Cable Ernst

ExecuPharm, Inc.

Liz Kahn

Susan G. Komen WNY

Nancy Kasprzak-Whitmore

Retired, Niagara County FCU

Karen Lazik

People Inc.

David G. Messinger

Colecraft Commercial Furnishings

Tracy Meyer


Anthony Montagna

Independent Health

Val Muka

Evans Bank

Leon Smith

Niagara Lubricant Company, Inc.



Leadership Team

Administration +
James Coder, MSW, LCSW-R, Chief Executive Officer: Starting in 1973 as a youth counselor with Wyndham Residential Services, Jim has dedicated his entire professional career to youth and their families. He received his bachelor's degree in sociology and his master's degree in social work, both from the University at Buffalo. His professional interests include trauma treatment and group therapy.
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